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Software Information Systems: Information Technology Track

2010-2011 Catalog

This concentration requires 120 credit hours total including 45 hours of major courses, 21 hours of English and communications courses, 6 hours in mathematics and statistics, 10 hours of sciences, 6 hours of critical thinking and ethics, and 11-14 hours of General Education courses and free electives.

Required major courses include:
ITIS 1210 Introduction to Web-Based Information Systems
ITIS 2110 IT Infrastructure I: Design and Practice
ITIS 2300 Web-Based Application Development
ITIS 3110 IT Infrastructure II: Design and Practice
ITIS 3130 Human-Computer Interaction
ITIS 3200 Introduction to Information Security and Privacy
ITIS 3300 Software Requirements and Project Management
ITIS 3320 Introduction to Software Testing and Assurance
ITCS 1212 Introduction to Computer Science
ITCS 1212L Programming Lab I
ITCS 3160 Data Base Design and Implementation
ITCS 3688 Computers and Their Impact on Society
PHIL 1105 Critical Thinking
ITIS 2211 Ethical Issues in Personal, Professional, and Public Life: Technology
and INFO 3211 and 6 hours of approved ITIS or ITCS courses numbered 3000 or above.
The required mathematics and statistics courses are MATH 1100 (or MATH 1103) and STAT 1220.

Required English and communications courses include ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 (or ENGL 1103), ENGL 2116, COMM 2100, COMM 2105, a choice of ENGL 4181 or ENGL 4183, and a choice of ENGL 4182 or COMM 3141.

In addition, each student, in consultation with his or her academic advisor, must complete at least 21 semester hours by either:
• Completing the requirements for a minor chosen by the student even if doing so requires more than 21 hours (if the minor can be completed in less than 21 hours, the remaining hours become free electives) or
• Completing a series of courses in a major that does not offer a minor. These courses must form a coherent body of study related to developing applications of information systems. The courses selected must include a minimum of 9 hours of upper division courses.

In completing this requirement, students must comply with all prerequisites and other applicable academic regulations for courses offered by any department, even if doing so requires exceeding the 120-hour minimum necessary for graduation.